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When The World Spins Around You

October 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

“My head feels light and I seem to be floating, as if the world is spinning round and round…” These are not the lines of a teenage love song. These are the words of somebody having a dizzy spell.And these words are echoed everyday in doctors’ clinics, oftentimes by the elderly and those with diabetes and hypertension. One out of every three persons above the age of 65 will complain of dizziness at some point. Just how important a symptom is dizziness? How is it different from vertigo? How can blood sugar and blood pressure derangements affect one’s sense of balance? The questions are endless and our ever-anxious patients need to be enlightened on the whys and the hows of dizziness. » Continue Reading

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Clanza Side Effects

November 1, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Clanza is a non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug especially used for treating Rheumatoid arthritis. It is usually taken by patients once a day. However, this popular drug has many side effect or adverse reactions. The majority of side effects are of a minor nature. This included gastro-intestinal disorders like dyspepsia or known as indigestion or heartburn; abdominal pain or the widespread or localized pain to one area of the stomach, such as lower or left side; nausea or the uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. Corollary to this, it may also lead to vomiting of the involuntary emptying of stomach). The drug can also result to rashes or changes of the skin color, appearance, or texture, ruber, urticaria or hives, a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. It also results to enuresis or the repeated inability to control urination, headache, dizziness, and drowsiness.

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It Runs in the Family: The Crossed-Eyed Theory

November 5, 2011 Category :People and Places 0

No. Amorfina Nunez is neither the descendant of Amor Powers nor the apprentice of some primetime “bida”. But, yes, she has diabetes. Her discovery of the condition and her journey with it is as telenovela-ic as her name sounds. And, like a typical telenovela she stands triumphant and ends the scene beaming with pride as she fights the real “kontrabida” called diabetes.

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